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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR CHALLENGE BY TOTAL.


IF YOU’RE CURRENTLY PREPARING A BUSINESS PLAN OR ARE IN THE EARLY STAGES OF CREATING YOUR OWN BUSINESS, YOU’RE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THE STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR CHALLENGE!

A unique opportunity for Start-Ups!
In Africa as elsewhere, many young people aspire to start their own business and build a brighter future, which is why Total created the « Startupper of the year by Total » challenge.

Ideas deserve support, especially great ones. And promising ideas deserve a helping hand.

Google, Facebook, Daily Motion, Twitter, Deezer, Airbnb and other leading names in the 2.0 economy all started as the brainchild of inspired young people. There’s no shortage of startuppers in Africa — iCow1, Afate 3D Printer2, CardioPad3, Obami4, Sense Ebola Follow up5 and M-Iouma6 are already shaking up the continent.

ELIGIBILITY

1. Are you under 35 years old? Do you want to create a business or develop one that is less than two years old? 
2. Are you a citizen of one of these 34 African countries: Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Guinea, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe?* If so, this challenge is for you!

Total is interested in all your projects, regardless of the type of business or activity, as long as they share the characteristics common to creative start-ups: innovation, competitiveness, growth boosting and job creation.

*The contestant must be a citizen of the country where its application is submitted in order to create or develop its project there. Only one application by contestant is admitted.

TRY YOUR LUCK AND ENTER THE CHALLENGE! Create a profile here to take part.

Think Global, Act Local

What challenges need to be tackled where you live? How will your innovative project address them? After you show them how, They’ll support those of you who will inspire, create, invest, hire and produce, all to transform "your" world

1 Kenyan start-up. Agricultural information service by mobile phone.
2 Togolese start-up. 3D printers made from discarded electronics.
3 Cameroonian start-up. Touch screen medical tablet designed to save lives.
4 South African start-up. Alternative learning platform.
5 Nigerian start-up. A mobile tool to help contain Ebola.
6 Senegalese start-up. Country’s first online agricultural stock exchange.

PROCEDURE
To enter, create your profile and provide the required information online. 
To support, justify and illustrate your project, you can attach as many documents as you wish to your application, including:

  • your résumé,
  • your business plan,
  • your financing plan,
  • your partnership strategy,
  • an executive summary,
  • a marketing brochure,
  • your logo,
  • your graphic standards,
  • and/or a photo or video presentation, etc.


THE AWARDS
To get their business project off the ground or develop a business less than two years old, each winner of the "Startupper of the year by Total" challenge will receive individual coaching. On completion of the coaching, Total will also provide financial support for their project.



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